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A Texas council member who advocated for banning Islam in schools refuses to resign
A British woman left a nasty note on an ambulance. Turns out, that's a crime.
Trump encourages Pennsylvania Republicans to challenge new congressional districts
Effort to raise ND oil tax not moving forward this year, backer says
Man charged with stealing Terra-cotta thumb during ugly sweater party
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Greater North Dakota Chamber names new leader
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5 things in food and agriculture we can agree on
Research shows consumers trust farmers
6 ways FFA prepares students for job interviews, future careers
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Geology is destiny: A Q&A with John Bluemle
Badlands energy development focus of film
Why are gas prices going up?
Keystone XL pipeline gets enough shipper pledges to proceed
ND oil production moves into growth mode
Cold weather car safety
'Be our guest' to another Disney classic
'The Badlands Girl,' a western film produced in North Dakota
She didn't expect her video of a screaming Delta passenger would go viral - now she feels bad
Looking at life through the lens of war: DSU to present "Time Stands Still'
So they meet again: US, Canada again face off for women's hockey gold
Louisville basketball will vacate 2013 men's title as NCAA upholds ruling
How a not-very-good skier ended up skiing at the Olympics
US men's hockey advances to quarterfinals with win over Slovakia
Third quarter smothering lifts Bowman County over Tigers
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Donald & Angela
Synthetic ice, twice as nice!: Belfield’s skating rink enriches community
Guild Mortgage serves local community
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South Heart school addition finishes up
South Heart elementary principal is committed to her students
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November 11, 2014
BNSF chair: We’ll keep spending our money: Rail company hopes plan will heal shipment delays
FARGO — The chairman of BNSF Railway gave a renewed pledge Monday that record investments will continue to expand rail capacity to alleviate shipping delays caused by brimming grain bins and gushing oilfields. Representatives of commodity shippers listened with stony faces and...
November 11, 2014 - 10:58pm
November 8, 2014
BNSF finishes $400 million in upgrades in ND: Double track connecting Minot to Williston part of major improvement
DEVILS LAKE — The last of 55 miles of new double railroad track was placed into service in northwestern North Dakota this past week by BNSF...
November 8, 2014 - 5:36pm
October 6, 2014
ND ag commissioner scolds rail exec
GRAND FORKS — North Dakota’s Commissioner of Agriculture said the Canadian Pacific Railway and its CEO are “arrogant” and that the company is less responsive than BNSF Railway, the state’s other major shipper. “CP’s just arrogant. Hunter Harrison (the company’s CEO)...
October 6, 2014 - 11:15pm
September 11, 2014
State Avenue railroad crossing to shut down for track replacement
The railroad crossing at State Avenue will be closed beginning Thursday as BNSF Railway works to the crossing surface. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, according to Amy McBeth, spokesperson for BNSF Railway. The section of State Avenue will be closed to traffic...
September 11, 2014 - 1:39pm
July 1, 2014
BNSF to host oil training in Dickinson
A rail company will host a crude oil training session today in Dickinson, according to a press release. BNSF Railway will hold the exercise for local emergency responders to prepare for oil-related incidents. The session will be a combination of classroom and hands-on training using...
July 1, 2014 - 10:48pm
Thousands of rail cars behind on grain shipments
WASHINGTON -- Nearly 5,000 rail cars are lagging behind on their North Dakota grain shipments, according to newly released numbers. And, thousands more are trailing behind nationwide. Two rail transportation companies have provided their first weekly updates on backlogged grain...
July 1, 2014 - 12:55pm
June 25, 2014
Train strikes semi near Dickinson
A train has struck a semi five miles southwest of Dickinson, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Juan Gigena of Garland, Texas, was driving south on 115th Avenue Southwest at approximately 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday when he failed to see a BNSF Railroad train approaching the...
June 25, 2014 - 11:31pm
Where the crude rails meet: Documents: 40-plus oil trains pass through Cass Co. weekly
FARGO – More than 40 trains, each a mile long, hauling 3 million-plus gallons of Bakken crude, pass through Cass County every week — the most crude-by-rail traffic in North Dakota, according to documents released Wednesday by state officials. A May 7 executive order from the...
June 25, 2014 - 11:18pm
June 16, 2014
After oil, natural gas may be next on North American rails
NEW YORK — As politicians debate the dangers of a massive increase in oil carried by rail in North America, railroads and energy producers are considering the same for natural gas. Buoyed by the unexpected success of crude by rail, companies are beginning to consider transporting...
June 16, 2014 - 10:33am
May 23, 2014
BNSF exec sees ‘big opportunity’ in switch from diesel to LNG locomotives
BISMARCK – As a North Dakota company prepares to fire up the state’s first production facility for liquefied natural gas, the nation’s...
May 23, 2014 - 1:16pm
May 14, 2014
Grain trains scarce on the plains: Producers looking for crop storage space
In the northern U.S. Plains, where there are no commercially navigable rivers, the rail system long has served as the lone, dependable way for...
May 14, 2014 - 2:32pm
May 10, 2014
BNSF behind schedule: Grain cars from ND delayed almost a month
North Dakota’s lone U.S. representative has released a BNSF Railway report that says rail cars carrying grain from North Dakota are almost...
May 10, 2014 - 10:57pm
April 23, 2014
Buffett: Moving oil by rail safely a major industry concern
NEW YORK — Warren Buffett, chairman of conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway, said on Wednesday that safety is a major priority for the rail industry,...
April 23, 2014 - 10:50pm
April 18, 2014
Hwy. 1804 to close west of Trenton
TRENTON -- The North Dakota Department of Transportation will temporarily close Highway 1804 about 4 miles west of Trenton, according to a press release. The highway will close at noon Tuesday so BNSF Railway crews can install a new railroad crossing. The project is expected to...
April 18, 2014 - 11:01am
April 14, 2014
Oil traffic may delay US fertilizer shipments, farmers warn
WASHINGTON — Increasing use of railroads to ship crude oil could disrupt fertilizer cargo this spring as Midwest farmers prepare for planting, U.S. agriculture leaders warn, even as one railroad said on Monday it will take steps to ensure timely deliveries. The planting season...
April 14, 2014 - 4:21pm